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  • Jan. 7, 2020
  • Beloved Festival Celebrates 42nd Year in 2020

    Artists Slated to Appear include St. Paul and The Broken Bones, The Isley Brothers, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dee Dee Bridgewater,  Musiq Soulchild, Femi Kuti, Cross Currents Trio with Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter, Artemis, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Mwenso and The Shakes, Mr. Sipp, José James, Gerald Clayton, Gordon Goodwin, Cimafunk, Azar Lawrence Experience, The Lao Tizer Band and more

    42nd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival
    June 6-7,2020, at the Hollywood Bowl
    Hosted by George Lopez 

    Tickets on sale February 18, 2020


    Los Angeles, CA (February 18, 2020) – For the seventh year in a row, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will present the annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.  In keeping with the tradition of presenting an exciting and diverse  line-up, performers confirmed to appear, June 6-7, 2020, include soul rebels St. Paul and The Broken Bones, R&B funkmasters The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley, jazz drummer and producer extraordinaire Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science, jazz vocalist supreme Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Memphis Soulphony, hip hop singer and songwriter Musiq Soulchild, Nigerian superstar Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, jazz all-stars The Cross Currents Trio featuring Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter, female jazzers Artemis featuring Renee Rosnes, Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Nicole Glover,  Noriko Ueda & Allison Miller, jazz trumpeter, composer and producerChristian Scott aTunde Adjuah,  Lean on Me:  José James Celebrates Bill Withers,  world music super group Mwenso and The Shakes,  pianist and saxophonist Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band,  audience favorite Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child," British acid jazz band Incognito, jazz pianist and composer Gerald Clayton's Gerald Clayton Quintet, the glorious Afro-Cuban sounds of Cimafunk, jazz saxophonist extraordinaire Azar Lawrence with the Azar Lawrence Experience, The Lao Tizer Band featuring Eric Marienthal, Tita Hutchison, Gene Coye, Ric Fierabracci, Munyungo Jackson & Jeff Marshall,  the Los Angeles High School for the Arts Jazz Ensembles and The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All-District Jazz Big Band under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas.

    The full line-up of talent is being announced today in tandem with the schedule for the complete Hollywood Bowl summer 2020 season.  George Lopez will once again host the event, marking the eighth year of his involvement with the Festival.

    Series subscription-holders were sent their order forms January 7, 2020, with single tickets going on-sale today, February 18, 2020.

    For more information on the 2020 Playboy Jazz Festival, please visit

    The Playboy Jazz Festival is produced for the Los Angeles Philharmonic by FestivalWest, Inc.

    About the Hollywood Bowl
    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz performances. In February 2018, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 14th year in a row at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards, and in November 2018 was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Awards for the second consecutive year. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with


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